The new mFalcon engines are one of the many firsts from Mahindra. The new petrol and diesel engines will be revolutionary for Mahindra. They have planned six engines for the mFalcon series, 1.2-litre, 1.5-litre and 1.6-litre in petrol and diesel variations.
The Petrol mFalcon G80 1.2-litre three-cylinder will be an all-aluminium engine. It will use ‘modular concepts’ and ‘plastification’ to keep the weight down. The engine will have dual VVT (Variable Valve Timing). The low weight and low friction elements will make it a free revving engine. It will make 82bhp at 5500rpm and 114Nm of torque at 3500rpm.
The Diesel mFalcon D75 1.2-litre three-cylinder will be a turbocharged engine. It will also use ‘modular concepts’ and ‘plastification’ similar to the petrol engine to keep the weight down. The engine will produce 77bhp at 3,725rpm and 190Nm of torque between 1750rpm and 2250rpm. The low-end torque should add to the SUV-like performance. Both engines meet BS-4 regulations, Mahindra claim that they will meet BS-5 and BS-6 regulations in the future. The 1.5 mFalcon engines are under development, and will most likely be four-cylinder units.
The 1.6 mFalcon engines have already been developed, and are being put to work by the SsangYong Tivoli in the UK. The 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine produces 126bhp at 6000rpm and 160Nm of torque at 4600rpm. The 1.6-litre four-cylinder diesel engine produces 113bhp between 3400rpm and 4000rpm and torque figures of 300Nm between 1500rpm and 2500rpm. Since, Mahindra uses an engine with similar torque figures in the XUV500, we can expect it to use the new diesel 1.6 litre mFalcon engine in place of the current mHawk engine series, if the diesel ban in Delhi is not concluded.